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Wong, Rose H. C.; Westwood, Robert – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2010
The environment for scientific research in public organisations is undergoing radical change, particularly with commercialisation pressures and blurring of the distinction between public and private research. The commercialisation pressures are reflected in government policy frameworks and institutional contexts for scientific work which are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scientific Research, Public Sector, Organizations (Groups)
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Hazy, James K.; Silberstang, Joyce – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
One tradition within the complexity paradigm considers organisations as complex adaptive systems in which autonomous individuals interact, often in complex ways with difficult to predict, non-linear outcomes. Building upon this tradition, and more specifically following the complex systems leadership theory approach, we describe the ways in which…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Leadership, Interaction, Research Methodology
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Groot, Nol – International Journal of Learning and Change, 2009
All executives strive for better results in their organisations and they are always dependent on others to achieve these results. This article is concerned with the ways in which these better results might be achieved and the role senior management might play in this process. The traditional view is that senior executives design and control the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Self Concept, Organizational Development